SO IF YOU HAVE TO DEFINE ME...
I do hands on Bodywork with the help of tools!
Many people like to put you into a box or a label
(think title) Are you a M.D. or a P.T.?
Are you a certain level in a certification program by the latest guru? (think Black Belt)
They are technically judging you in a way that is uniformly the normal process of making a crucial decision in which to place value in you so they can then give you their money based on their decision. So how long have you been doing this? Where did you study or go to school? Do you have a Masters degree or a PhD? Once again trying to gauge where you're at.
My style is a cross blending of multiple techniques with a lot of years of experiences, in which work best for each client's individual needs. Much like highly passionate and skilled martial artist, Bruce lee. He trained in many styles and took the stuff he liked and formed it into a blend of simple effective techniques that worked best for him and the situation at hand, in his approach to JKD : Jeet Kune Do.
No two massages are ever the same and what works for one may not work for another.
Being able to adapt and be flexible is a very powerful skill. It is imperative to LISTEN to what the client is actually asking for and sometimes they say they want the best of both worlds example, I want all my pain gone and to fall asleep here on the table. Hmmm good luck with that one.
SO IF YOU HAVE TO DEFINE ME...
I do Bodywork with the help of tools!
Do I use cupping?
Possibly but not to pool blood to the surface so we can leave a bruise.
IASTM /Gua Sha ? Once again My goal is not to scrape you to the point of redness to bring about blood to the surface. I use tools to help protect my hands and give added pressure if I deem necessary at the time to provide the best results for the client.
Some of my methods have been compared to those of a Physical Therapist, however
* prescriptive exercise
*electrotherapy or stim
*heat and ice
standard protocols of a busy high volume PT office, I really don't do.
Key word HANDS ON, that defines me greatly.
See in my visits to various PT offices I have never had any more than 5-6 minutes of actual hands on work. So put that into thought if you have a swollen limb, lifting is not really getting rid of the fluid that is stagnate around the injury. A doctor may feel that is resolved through medication. Then give you visits to the PT to strengthen the area. However what is missing is the actual HANDS ON time and the healing that comes from that.
Many of my clients have experienced the opportunity to receive enhancement and restorative movement in a manner that they claim is more productive and results oriented while getting individualized care compared to being seen in a volume based business, example a busy chiro office. However it usually comes back to the good old health insurance card and what is accepted. Sure its nice to just pay a $25.00 co pay.
Note to those whom like stretching and massage combined, it's a safe bet you will like my work cause I mix it all together with NO upgrade fees...
Please look around notice most people try to sell their modalities as separate sessions. Meaning If you would like stretching, hot rocks, & cupping in one session. They wouldn't do it. Why? See it always comes back to money as they are typically inclined to sell them as individual services.
Get to know me a little better than you can form an opinion.
I was born into a small town of Marion, Ohio.
Moved to Mansfield, Ohio and than Columbus, Ohio
I see all types of people from all walks of life, not just sports stars or VIP's.
Everyday people, Medical professionals, retired folks, housewives, Younger kids to college professors
Pete Whitridge, 18hr, Myofascial Components of Neck and Shoulder Pain, June 2021
The Barral Institute, 18hr, NeuralMeningeal Manipulation NM1, Gail Wetzler, March 2021
Ralph Stevens LMT, 16hr, Upper Body, Neural Reset Therapy, Sept. 2019
James Waslaski, 8hr, Orthopedic massage to eliminate multiple nerve compression of the lower body, May 2019
Nathalie Cecilia LMT, 16hr, Bamboo Fusion, May 2019
Ray of Light Massage Training, 18hr, Direct-Indirect techniques for Upper body & TMJ, Dec. 2018
Erik Dalton 19th Annual Costa Rica Trip, 30hr, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Nov. 2018
Brian Utting, 7hr, Deep Tissue Techniques for chest, diaphragm & shoulders, Oct. 2018
Brian Utting, 7hr, Bindegewebsmassage, Oct. 2018
Tom Ockler PT, 16.5hr, M1 Muscle Energy Techniques Pelvis, Sacrum, Lumbar Spine, Sept. 2018
Pete Whitridge LMT, 21hr, Therapeutic Strategies for effective pain relief, June 2018
Judith DeLany, 20hr, NMT Center, Lower Extremity, April 2018
Stretch to Win, 35hr, Level 1, Feb. 2018
Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Science of Massage Institute, 24hr,
Medical Massage & TMJ Concepts, March 2017
Til Luchau, 24hr, Advanced Ribs/Spine Ribs Low Back, Feb. 2017
Aaron Mattes, 32hr, Active Isolated Stretching, Jan. 2017
Patrick Moore, 7hr, Melting Muscles 1 supine, Jan. 2017
Barral Institute, 24hr, Visceral Manipulation, Jan. 2016
Dr. James Gudgel D.C., Neuromechanical.com, 12hr, Impulse Adjusting System, Dec. 2015
Upledger Institute, 24hr, Cranial Sacral 1, Aug. 2015
Til Luchau, 16hr, Neck Jaw & Head with intra oral work within the mouth, Aug. 2014
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, 16hr, Neural Mobilization, June 2014
Donald Kelley LMT, 20hr, NMT Center, Torso & Pelvis, April 2014
Deane Juhan, 16hr, Resistance and Release, August 2013
Garry Adkins, Cross Country Education, 6hr, Effective Treatments for Sciatica, July 2013
James Waslaski, 8hr, Upper Body Ortho Massage Seminar, August 2011
Judith DeLany, 12hr, NMT Center, Unique aspects of Whiplash Syndrome, April 2011
Lisa Boggs, 14hr, Healing Arts Connection, Adv. Myo releases of Lower Body, March 2011
James Waslaski, 40hr, Five Day Intensive, April 2008
Bob McAtee, 10hr, Facilitated Stretching, May 2007
Erik Dalton, 16hr, AMTA Conference, Sensory Receptors, Sept. 2005
Arizona Chiropractic Assistant, 36hr, Oct. 2004
Hugh Milne, 3 day course, Cranial 1, Aug. 2001
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, 15hr, Business Practices & Ethics, July 2001
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, 8hr, Lower Back Pain Release, July 2001
Active Release Technique, Upper Extremity, Sept. 2016, Attended no certificate
Neuro Kinetic Therapy, David Weinstock, 15hr, 2013, Attended no certificate
Many will open their program up to anyone and teach large volume classes. I like more of a focused smaller group. Im not into building a list of numbers who have taken a couple hours and think they understand the work.
I have worked with many older and disabled folks throughout my days. Even those whom don't speak the same language.
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